Thursday, June 27, 2013

How many Museum are there in Berlin? Wie viele Museen gibt es in Berlin?

Zerstörte Vielfalt Exhibition
It's often said that you could visit a museum in Berlin every day of the year and not see them all. That's a bit of an exaggeration. In truth, Berlin has 175 museums, including the famous Alte Nationalgalerie, the Pergamon, and the Gemäldegalerie. It also has a number of unusual ones, such as the Schwules Museum (Gay Museum), the Deutsches Currywurst Museum (dedicated to Berlin's famous snack), and the Sugar Museum.

However, one of my favorite museum's is, in fact, not a museum at all. It's Berlin's Open-Air Exhibitions, which are temporary installations displayed throughout the city. This year, the Open-Air Exhibition is Zerstörte Vielfalt (Diversity Destroyed). Located at 11 historic sites throughout the city, Zerstörte Vielfalt tells the story of the many Berliners that were persecuted, deported, or murdered under the Nazis. Zerstörte Vielfalt looks at Berlin's lost artistic and scientific community of the 1930s. It's moving, informative, and worth seeing. 

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